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General Information

Detailed information about this conference will be available through the official 2015 EAPL conference website, when it becomes available. We look forward to soon inviting you to submit your abstract submissions for papers and/or posters.

The EAPL 2015 conference will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of EAPL in beautiful Nuremberg, Germany. It will be hosted by Professor Friedrich Lösel and Dr Doris Bender who organized the 1990 conference together with Professor Mark Stemmler (all from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) .

In addition to the core scientific program the conference will contain visits of the venue of Nuremberg Trial after the Second World War and of the Documentation Center at the Nazi Rally area (places that are of high interest for Psychology & Law and its history).

Abstract Submission

Abstracts for this conference will be due in early 2015. The exact submission deadline will be announced soon. Acceptable formats for submissions include paper presentations, posters, and symposia. All submissions will be peer-reviewed before an acceptance letter is sent out to applicants.


EAPL 2015 will feature a number of renown experts in the area of psychology and law as keynote speakers. Keynote speaker information will become available soon.

Preliminary Program

Coming soon.


There are no workshops scheduled to take place at this conference.

Wagenaar Symposium

The EAPL is also pleased to announce the third annual Wagenaar Symposium. The aim of this symposium is to showcase the interdisciplinary nature of EAPL by drawing together research that spans the legal (detection, trial) and psychological (support, intervention) aspects of a particular crime-type. Participants in this symposium will be by invitation only, and the symposium will feature a discussant in order to draw out the salient issues from the portfolio of research presented.

Students and Early Career

The EAPL hopes to call attention to high-quality student research (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral) and facilitate student involvement in the field. In line with this, the EAPL will host a number of events intended for student and early career members at the 2015 conference. There are also a number of student awards available for this conference, including three “best paper” awards for which students need to enter their submissions before the conference (each worth 150 euro), and three poster awards that will be determined during the conference (worth 200, 150, and 100 euro respectively). Undergraduate, masters, and PhD level members are eligible for this funding. For more information on student involvement at the 2015 conference visit www.eaplstudent.com.

For information on applying for student awards click here.


General Conference-related Information

Previous recipients of the Lifetime achievement award

One way the EAPL acknowledges academic excellence is by bestowing the EAPL lifetime achievement award upon academics who have demonstrated particular excellence, impact, and involvement in the field of psychology and law.

Previous award winners have been:

1.  Hans Crombag 1998

2.  Friedrich Losel 2001

3.  Ray Bull 2008

4.  David Farrington 2009

5.  Willem Waagenar 2010

6.  Ron Roesch 2011

7.  Gisli Gudjonsson 2012

8.  Günter Köhnken, 2013

9. Sigfried Sporer, 2014


Previous Conferences

  • 1988 - Maastricht, The Netherlands

  • 1990 - Nuremberg, Germany

  • 1992 - Oxford, England

  • 1994 - Barcelona, Spain

  • 1995 - Budapest, Hungary

  • 1996 - Siena, Italy

  • 1997 - Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1998 - Krakow, Poland

  • 1999 - Dublin, Ireland

  • 2000 - Limassol, Cyprus

  • 2001 - Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2002 - Leuven, Belgium

  • 2003 - Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 2004 - Kraków, Poland

  • 2005 - Vilnius, Lithuania

  • 2006 - Liverpool, United Kingdom

  • 2007 - Adelaide, Australia

  • 2008 - Maastricht, The Netherlands

  • 2009 - Sorrento, Italy

  • 2010 - Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 2011 - Miami, USA

  • 2012 - Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 2013 - Coventry, UK
  • 2014 - Saint Petersburg, Russia


Conference book series

Major results of the EAPL conferences have been published in a book series. The following volumes are available:

  • van Koppen, P.J. & Hessing, D.J. (Eds.) (1988). Lawyers on psychology and psychologists onlaw. Amsterdam: Swets & Zeitlinger.
  • Lösel, F., Bender, D., & Bliesener, T. (Eds.) (1992). Psychology and Law. InternationalPerspectives. Berlin: de Gruyter.
  • Davies, G., Lloyd-Bostock, S., McMurran, M., & Wilson, C. (Eds.) (1995). Psychology, Law, and Criminal Justice. International Developments in Research and Practice. Berlin: de Gruyter.
  • Redondo, S., Garrido, V., Pérez, J., Bajet, J., & Martínez, R. M. (Eds) (1997). Advances in Psychology and Law. International Contributions. Berlin: de Gruyter.
  • Boros, J., Münnich, I. & Szegedi, M. (Eds.) (1998). Psychology and Criminal Justice.International Review of Theory and Practice. Berlin, New York:Walter de Gruyter.
  • Traverso, G.B. & Bagnoli, L. (Eds.) (2000). Psychology and Law in a Changing World. New Worldwide Trends in Theory, Research and Practice. Reading: Harwood Academic Publisher.
  • Czerederecka, A., Jaskiewicz-Obydzinska, T. & Wójcikiewicz, J. (Eds.) (2000). Forensic Psychology and Law. Traditional Questions and New Ideas . Kraków: Institute of Forensic Research Publishers.
  • Farrington, D., Hollin, C. & McMurran, M.(Eds.) (2001) Sex and Violence. The Psychology of Crime and Risk Assessment. Reading: Harwood Academic Publisher.
  • Roesch, R., Corrado, R. & Dampster, R. (Eds.) (2001). Psychology in the Courts. International Advances in Knowledges. Reading: Harwood Academic Publisher.
  • Vanderhallen, M., Vervaeke, G., van Koppen, P.J. & Goethals, J. (Eds.) (2003). Much ado about crime. Chapters on Psychology and Law. Brussel: Politeia.
  • van Koppen, P.J. & Penrod, S.D. (Eds.) (2003). Adversarial versus inquisitorial justice: Psychological perspectives on criminal justice systems. New York: Plenum.
  • Canter, D. & Žukauskien, R. (Eds.) (2008). Psychology and Law: Bridging the Gap. Ashgate: London.
  • A book based on presentations given during the EAPL 201conference is under preparation.


Conference Views

Cyprus 2012

EAPL 2012 conference sign between two palm trees.


Andreas Kapardis (EAPL 2012 local conference organizer) with international guests.


Julia Shaw (website officer), David Cooke (past president), Ray Bull (president-elect), Annelies Vredeveldt (VP EAPL student society).


David Cooke giving the EAPL 2012 presidential welcome.


Ray Bull with conference presenters at the EAPL 2012 conference dinner.


Miami 2011

David Cooke (EAPL president) with members of the EAPL student section.

Gothenburg 2010

Andreas Kapardis, Caroline Logan, Mette Kreis, David Cooke, and Ian Freckleton

Sorrento 2009

Local Organising Committee